1904 Newspaper Archives

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Historical Events

Unearth Your Ancestors and Family History in Newspapers from 1904.

Newspapers are an extremely useful source of information, containing hundreds of years of history featuring information of the most notable historical events. Each and every year throughout our history contains events and information that are individually important. Such events for the year 1904 for example, are the beginning of the Herero Rebellion, the start of the Russo-Japanese war, Theodore Roosevelt becoming president, and much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1904

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

January 7, 1904

CQD is set up as a universal distress signal, the equivalent to today's SOS signal. Read More

January 12, 1904

A new automobile land speed record of 91.37 mph is set by Henry Ford. Read More

January 16, 1904

Madison Square Garden in New York City holds the first large-scale bodybuilding competition in America.
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January 18, 1904

The German South-West Africa Herero Rebellion begins.

January 23, 1904

Most buildings in the town of Ålesund, Norway, are destroyed by the Ålesund Fire, and leaves about 10,000 people without shelter.
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February 7, 1904

Over 1,500 buildings are destroyed in 30 hours by the Great Baltimore Fire in Baltimore, Maryland.
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February 8, 1904

The Russo-Japanese War is started by a Japanese surprise attack on Port Arthur. Read More

February 23, 1904

The Panama Canal Zone is purchased by the United States for $10 million. Read More

April 30, 1904

St. Louis, Missouri opens the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair.

June 29, 1904

The 1904 tornado in Moscow occurs.

July 1, 1904

St. Louis, Missouri opens the third Modern Olympic Games in the United States as part of the World's Fair.
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July 21, 1904

The construction of the Trans-Siberian railway is finished. Read More

September 7, 1904

The Dalai Lama and Colonel Francis Younghusband sign the Anglo-Tibetan Treaty during the British expedition to Tibet.
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October 27, 1904

The New York City Subway opens its first underground line. Read More

October 28, 1904

Diplomatic links are established by Panama and Uruguay. Read More

November 8, 1904

Republican Theodore Roosevelt defeats Democrat Alton B. Parker in the U.S. presidential election.
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November 24, 1904

The continuous track, later revolutionizing construction vehicles and land warfare, is finally successfully made.
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December 3, 1904

Jupiter's largest irregular satellite, Himalia, is discovered by Charles Dillon Perrine.
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December 6, 1904

Theodore Roosevelt's "Corollary" to the Monroe Doctrine is announced, stating that if Latin American governments prove incapable or unstable to intervene in the Western Hemisphere, the United States would.
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December 27, 1904

The theatrical play Peter Pan premieres in London.

December 30, 1904

A tunnel in Boston opens to the public as the East Boston Tunnel. Read More

December 31, 1904

The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in New York City's Times Square.

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Tap into that historic information without the hassle of manually sorting through mounds of papers. All of these 1940 events have been preserved in various newspapers and can be researched using our extensive newspaper collection of 167+ million of pages with detailed documentation of many of the World's most prominent historical events.

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